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23 Vibrant Shades of Burgundy Hair Color

Do you crave red hair? Try livening up your hair with the bold, rich notes of a burgundy hair color. Like a fine wine, deep merlot, cabernet and bordeaux hair color hues shimmer at the slightest hint of light.

The bold tones of burgundy hair offer wonderful framing and contrast for every skin tone. These hues are great for the shy girl who desires a striking change or the carefree spirit who just loves attention. This versatile shade is waiting for you. Here are 23 delectably rich burgundy hair hues that are sure to make you swoon!

  • Dark Cherry Burgundy to Neon Tangerine Orange

    Dark Cherry Burgundy Hair Color to Neon Tangerine Orange

    Kheyli Tristen / Instagram

    Style by Kheyli Tristen
    Hair & Make-up Artist in Pasadena, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a rich, dark cherry burgundy that fades into a neon tangerine orange at the tips. The vibrancy of the colors are definitely my favorite part about this look.

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    I’d recommend using a red and orange color wash at home to replenish the hair color.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    I think red/burgundy/warm tones are so versatile! A woman with a lighter or a tan complexion can pull this color off, which means all hair types can wear it as well.

    As for styling, I like to create loose waves in alternating directions (I use a 1 1/4-inch barrel iron), then comb them out with my fingers to loosen them up. I always use this styling technique when styling ombrés or fashion colors because it really compliments the color work.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this look?

    When it comes to maintaining hair color (especially fashion colors like red, blue, purple, etc), there are many factors that go into the upkeep that I send all of my clients home with. Not washing your hair every day (and washing with cold water when you do) and using dry shampoo plays a huge role in color maintenance! Leaving the hair’s natural oils is healthy and washing with cold water prevents the color from washing out so quickly.

    I sent this particular client home with an extreme red and orange color wash to replenish the hair color and prevent the hair color from looking washed out and faded. I advise clients to start cleansing with the color wash when they wash their hair (post color appointment) for the first time as opposed to using it when the red/orange is already faded.

    If the client doesn’t have a fashion color, using sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner is perfect for color treated hair. Many of the products that do contain sulfate strip out the hair color along with other essential hair oils, which then leads to hair looking and feeling dry. Lastly, try not to use hot tools every single day. Heat really makes the color fade!

  • Deep Burgundy

    A deep burgundy hair color

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    Style by Abbie Adams
    Hairstylist @ KC Stylist Studio in Pasadena, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a deep burgundy with cooler undertones. It’s not warm like your auburns or traditional reds. My favorite thing about this look is the violet undertones that contribute to its depth. When you use cooler undertones, everything seems deeper and richer.

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    In terms of styling, I prefer using wands. A 1-inch wand would do the trick! I usually finish with a light oil for shine and frizz control. A light hold hairspray will help maintain the curl throughout the day.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    There is an even balance of warmth and coolness that makes this shade of red complimentary to any skin tone. Those with fine hair would benefit from this style. The depth of the color creates a fuller look as well as the alternating waves.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this look?

    To recreate this look, I would suggest to ask your stylist for a cool red so that you don’t get too bright of a result. The key factor of this look is the depth of the burgundy. In order to recreate it, you need the violet undertones.

    Aftercare should consist of sulfate-free shampoo and not washing every day. Red is a very difficult color to maintain and is prone to quick fading, so less washing means less fading. Use dry shampoos on your non-wash days.

  • Chocolate Spiced Burgundy

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    Style by Carissa Callaway
    Hairstylist @ Divine Salon and Spa in Ripon, CA


    How would you describe this cut and color and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a chocolate spice-inspired long bob. My favorite thing about it is the richness of the color.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I prepped the hair with Kenra Blowout Spray before drying, then used Kenra 8 Thermal Spray before curling each section. I set and finished the look with Kenra Volume Spray 25.

    Which hair types and face shapes could this work well with?

    This style would best suit round, oval or square face shapes. Anyone with confidence can rock the color!

    What’s a little tip you’d give to someone who’s considering this look or already has it?

    This look is ideal for anyone who wants to liven up and enrich their dark locks. The cut and style are perfect for anyone who wants to be able to put their hair up in a bun or ponytail, but still have the ease of styling shorter hair.

  • Burgundy Balayage

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    Q&A with Style Creator Larissa Anne

    Hairstylist @ ReCreations Salon in North Brunswick Township, NJ


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This burgundy color is perfect  for anyone who is willing to change their look. There are many ranges and levels of burgundy that can please anyone’s eye. Usually reds/purples are harder to maintain from roots to ends. I love this trendy look of burgundy balayage because it’s easier for my clients to maintain the color and not as harsh when fading does occur.

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    I use the Matrix color line and would always recommend Matrix Colorlast sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner for any of my color clients.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    Anyone can pull off this look! That is another reason why this color is great!. I always love this shade of burgundy on olive skin tones, but even the fairest of skin tones can pull this off if looking for a bold look.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    To maintain this color, always use a sulfate-free shampoo and a cool rinse when shampooing. Heat protectants are always a must when styling!

  • Burgundy At Its Finest

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    Q&A with Style Creator Tanishia Boswell

    Owner and Stylist @ Trimmed and Pinned Hair Studio in Eureka, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a plum-inspired burgundy color. My favorite thing about this look is is the dimension the color has!

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    I used Pravana color for the base color and Pulpriot hair color for the burgundy.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    I feel like any skin type and hair type can pull off this color!

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    My tips would be to first balayage the hair to get it to at least a level 7 yellow, then apply the root color. I used Pravana level 4 with 10 volume. Then apply the Pulpriot mixture of Fireball, Jam and a little Noir to the previously lightened ends.

    To help maintain the color of the hair, it is best to use a salon color-safe shampoo and conditioner. My favorite is the Pravana Vivids shampoo and conditioner. Also, always wash your hair in cold water!

  • Mmmm Merlot!

    purple-burgundy-highlights

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    Q&A with Style Creator Dessiree Gonzalez

     Senior Hairstylist @ Radiance Lifestyle Salon & Spa


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a modern take on burgundy hair color. The rich burgundy base is a classic color that to this day is still edgy. I love the electric purple highlights, which not only add dimension, but really make the overall color feel fresh and trendy while still appealing to those wanting a “natural-ish” look.

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    I would recommend a color protecting shampoo and conditioner. In addition, I’d recommend Overtone Vibrant Red Daily Conditioner which deposits red tones into the hair. A leave-in conditioner is a must for everyone and especially those who color their hair. The brands I recommend are Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients. Both are natural and certified organic.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    Burgundy is a cooler red, meaning it has some violet in it, and the purple highlights are cool toned yet really pop. Skin tones that are already cooler, those with green or blue undertones, and natural brunettes/black haired people look best in this shade. Darker complexions like that of African Americans, Indians, and Latinas pull off this shade well too. Any hair type can pull off this color. I personally think curled hair, whether naturally curly or curled with an iron, looks best because the colors enhance the texture of the hair.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    If you’re looking for a similar color combination, it’s best to leave it to a professional. This client comes in for a root touch up every four to five weeks which helps maintain the rich burgundy base. We recently added highlights, which required pre-lightening to a light blonde, then applying the final purple color to those pieces on clean dry hair. What’s great about it is that my client can keep adding more purple to create more dimension, or if she gets tired of it, we can let them fade out and try a new color. It’s important to invest in a deep conditioner and use it once a week to maintain the hair’s health, softness and elasticity.

  • Melted

    melted-red-coloring

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    Q&A with Style Creator Taylor Hatley

    Owner/Stylist @ Hair Unlimited Beauty Saloon in Albemarle, NC


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a subtle burgundy color melt. My favorite thing about it is how easy the fade moves from dark brown to deep burgundy!

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    The products I used for the color were all Paul Mitchel. I used the XG line for the color and the Awapuhi Wild Ginger styling products. I also recommend a 1¼-inch barrel curling iron to create these waves. For the finished look, finger comb the curls out and spray with any texture spray to give it a tousled look.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    The client that I did this look on had fair skin, but a natural level 6½ hair. I think if she had a lighter natural level it may have washed her out. Olive skin tones look great in this color too! This color looks great on any length, but looks best on thicker hair.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    My best tip for recreating the color would be to pre-lighten if you want a more vivid outcome and overlap the root color and the burgundy. For the style, always finger comb out your curls and set with a texture spray. And my main tip for maintaining any red is to shampoo with cool water and cut back shampooing to only a few times a week.

  • Chocolate-y Burgundy

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    Brandy Barnes / Instagram

    Q&A with Style Creator Brandy Barnes

    Hairstylist @ Suite 140 Salon in Montgomery, AL


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This burgundy balayage is rich in color and adds a fun pop of color to her dark base.

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    Since red/burgundy shades tend to fade quickly, I would suggest using a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner (like Redken Color Magnetics) along with washing in cooler water to help with longevity. A good heat protectant like Kenra’s Hot Spray is a must to protect the color from fading due to heat. 

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    Burgundy hues always looks great next to cooler skin tones, but can really be worn by anyone. 

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    Make sure to pick a nice violet red to recreate the burgundy tone, and always use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to help with longevity of the color.

  • Red Violet Burgundy

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    Q&A with Style Creator Megan Lorson

    Hairstylist @ Bliss Salon & Spa in Rocky Mount, VA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a burgundy red and my favorite part about this look is that it is so dimensional and glossy looking. You get more of that burgundy color in darker lighting and then you get the brightness of the red popping through in natural sunlight. It’s like having two colors!

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    To bring through the richness of the color, I would use oils and serums to illuminate the hair and make it look like it has depth. I used Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum and finished her off with Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi Shine Spray. Anything to make it extra glossy and shiny!
    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    This color looks great on fairer skin tones, but warmer skin tones can wear this color as well.
    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    Always use a color protecting shampoo and conditioner and limit how much you wash your hair. Washing it too much with make the color fade a lot faster. Use a heat protectant to prevent fading as well.

    To maintain this color, you will want to see a stylist about every four to six weeks to get it refreshed. I would just use a gloss to refresh her burgundy hair.

  • Wine & Dine

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    Q&A with Style Creator Alicia Layne

    Hairstylist @ Salon Bordeaux in San Diego, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    My favorite thing about this look is the subtly of the burgundy color and how it blends into her naturally dark hair. It’s a nice, dark wine colored balayage that works great on her.

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    I recommend Outshine by Redken before you blow dry and a little bit after. It’s the perfect product to defrizz and it adds just the right amount of shine. I also like to put a violet toning conditioner on all my wine-haired babes. I leave it on for about five minutes. I like how the violet brings out the purple tones in the color.  For that I definitely recommend Blonde Angel by Kevin Murphy. It’s the best!

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    Burgundy works well as a balayage on darker hair colors. As a all over root to end burgundy, I think that it looks best on ladies with warmer skin tones. It complements the skin so well it’s like your constantly glowing. 

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    Try the violet conditioner on dark red hair color and you’ll be surprised at how pretty the results are. Red is famous for fading the fastest, so I think with burgundy it’s best to see your stylist to refresh the color. I sometimes send my clients home with a tinted conditioner I make out of Pravana or Arctic Fox temporary colors if they can’t make it in or are leaving to go out of town.

  • Brilliant Burgundy

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    Elian Crabari / Instagram

    Q&A with Style Creator Elian Cribari

    Hairstylist @ Ricca Donna Salon in Orange, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    It’s a burgundy A-line bob. I love the easy wearability of the style and all the dimensions in the color.

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    I recommend a medium hold mousse like Glamour Whip by Goldwell to blow dry, then finish off with a light hold hairspray like Magic Finish by Goldwell so it still has movement. I also love Goldwell’s Diamond Gloss shine spray to really polish off the look.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    This color is very versatile and compliments all skin tones, but it really pops on fair skin.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    Keep up with your root touch ups and try an all over semi-permanent gloss to keep the richness of the color. You’ll also want use a good shampoo and conditioner like Kerasilk Color by Goldwell, as well as a hair serum like Kerasilk Protective Oil by Goldwell to use after towel drying.

  • Red Velvet

    This decadent rich tone is a definite head turner. If you are looking for an instant confidence booster, take this picture with you to your next salon visit.

    Decadent Burgundy Hair Color

    Style by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

    Decadent Burgundy Hair Color Side

    Style by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This bright burgundy hue is suitable for most all skin tone types. This color sits well on thicker coarser hair types.

    Tip:

    Regular salon color gloss treatments are the best way to prevent major fading and keep this red looking vibrant and shiny.

  • Mahogany Mocha

    Here is a beautiful shade of burgundy to turn to for a cooler take on the classic bright reds.

    Cool Mahogany Hair Color

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This is a very flattering hue for medium and darker skin tones. This color works great on thicker hair types with natural volume.

    Tip:

    Dark burgundy shows well on shiny, healthy locks, so be sure your hair is in tip top shape before you invest in this hue.

  • Sexy Sangria

    Sophisticated and fun, this shade of burgundy is great to transition to if you’ve never been red before as it is close to neutral with natural warm tones.

    Sophisticated Burgundy Hair Color with Warm Tones

    Style by The Oak Street Hair Group, Birmingham, AL

    Sophisticated Burgundy Hair Color with Warm Tones Back

    Style by The Oak Street Hair Group, Birmingham, AL

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This hue suits lighter to medium skin tones and will plump up naturally finer textures.

    Tip:

    Be sure to take a picture of the exact shade you want with you to your appointment so you and your colorist are on the same page. As you can see here, there are a wide variety of shades within the burgundy family!

  • Sugar Plum

    Too sweet! Sassy and adorable at the same time, this burgundy hair color works great on this beauty.

    Burgundy Hair Color on Short Hair

    Style by Rebekah Eastham, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

    Burgundy Hair Color on Short Hair Side

    Style by Rebekah Eastham, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This rich plum color is flattering on fair skin types as well as medium skin tones. It is suitable for most all hair types.

    Tip:

    Finish this look with your favorite shine product to really show off the tones of your gorgeous new color.

  • Wine Corkscrew Curls

    Be the center of attention this season with this playful punch of color. She is too radiant to pass by in this curly, red wine-inspired look!

    Playful Burgundy Hair Color on Curls

    Style by Denise Grandberry, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This color works great on most all skin types and works wonders on wavy to curly hair.

    Tip:

    Curly hair creates an optical illusion when it comes to color. Be cautious of medium to light tones as the curl pattern seemingly absorbs light, causing colors to look slightly darker.

  • Burgundy Bangs

    Check out this beautiful color combo to really switch up your look! This a great example of a bold color on a fringe line that draws attention to your beautiful face.

    Bold Burgundy Hair Color on Short Hair

    Style by Barbaralene Sellars, Heavenly Creations, Burlington, NC

    Bold Burgundy Hair Color on Short Hair Side

    Style by Barbaralene Sellars, Heavenly Creations, Burlington, NC

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This is a beautiful tone for medium to darker skin tones and works best with thicker, fuller hair types.

    Tip:

    If you want to try the bold-colored bang look before making the commitment, try a set of clip-in bangs.

  • Blackberry Braids

    Fall in love with this fabulous shade of deep burgundy to really glam up your tresses.

    Burgundy Hair Color on Braided Hair

    Style by Anna Stone, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

    Burgundy Hair Color on Braided Hair Back

    Style by Anna Stone, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This color works well on fair skin tone as it creates contrast and accents facial features. It suits most all hair types.

    Tip:

    You will definitely want to invest in a color-protecting shampoo and conditioner and limit heat styling to make this hue stay vibrant as long as possible.

  • Cabernet Swirls

    This gorgeous cabernet-inspired shade is evenly balanced for a stunning finish.

    Cabernet Inspired Burgundy Haircolor

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The gentle warmth and richness of this burgundy red hue suits any skin tone. Naturally dark or light hair can achieve this shade easily.

    Tip:

    Style hair into full, luscious waves to show off your hue.

  • Cranberry Crush

    This playful look takes you on a journey with a deep cranberry base shifting to brighter, lighter ends.

    Deep Cranberry Base Color with Brighter Ends

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The warmth of this cranberry hue best suits a slightly pink/peach complexion. Naturally dark or light hair can achieve this shade easily.

    Tip:

    Soft, mermaid waves offer a casual style for everyday wear.

  • Raspberry Cordial

    This bright raspberry hue offers a bold hair color option for a striking face.

    Bright Raspberry Hair Color

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The cool toned brightness of this burgundy shade best suits a slightly pink/peach complexion. Naturally dark or light hair can achieve this shade easily.

    Tip:

    Long, full layers will ensure all eyes are on you.

  • Rich Cinammon

    This richly brewed cinnamon shade offers a natural depth and softness for long hair.

    Rich Cinnamon Haircolor with Depth

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The warmth of this rich cinnamon hue suits any complexion. Naturally light or dark hair can achieve this shade easily.

    Tip:

    Softly waved hair and a deep side part offers a bit of mystery to this rich hue.

  • Passionflower Pixie

    Deep violet base tones flourish into bright, fiery ends in this perfect pixie look.

    Deep Violet Haircolor on Pixie Haircut

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This contrast of warm and cool tones suits any complexion. Naturally light or dark hair can achieve this shade easily.

    Tip:

    Bring the attention front and center with this delightful pixie.